The Roussos solo stuff that Vangelis had a hand in is a bit heavy on the cheese for me. I would search for albums he produced for other folks in the 70s, especially Italian pop names like Patty Pravo, Riccardo (sp?) Cocciante and Claudio Baglioni. These are all big on the choirs and cavernous "Heaven & Hell" style synth armies. Then there's the lovely, more subdued record he did with Greek teen singer Mariangela. That one has more of an "Opera Sauvage" sound pallette going and is pretty special. All fave records of mine. Avoid most things he produced for others in the 80s I say bar a couple of things like the collabs with Irene Pappas and "Short Stories" with Jon Anderson.
― Lawanda Pageboy (Capitaine Jay Vee), Monday, 14 May 2012 19:45 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Lawanda Pageboy (Capitaine Jay Vee), Monday, 14 May 2012 20:03 (1 year ago) Permalink
I just cleaned up (hiss removal, added a little dynamics "oomph") two sort of hard to find concerts from 1978 & 1979 - Paris and London repsectively. Beautiful live improvs with piano, synths, percussion and other instruments. Incredible live versions of "Spiral" and others. Can up this week if anyone wants.
― A happenstance discovery of asynchronous lesbians (Capitaine Jay Vee), Tuesday, November 16, 2010 6:14 PM (1 year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
*raises one paw pleadingly*
― Hierophantiasis (Jon Lewis), Monday, 14 May 2012 21:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
oof - misplaced the drive with these files recently during a big apt. renovation but I do have them stored somewhere. will dig them up and post asap.
― Lawanda Pageboy (Capitaine Jay Vee), Monday, 14 May 2012 22:28 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Naive Teen Idol, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 04:21 (1 year ago) Permalink
Here's an idea of the London one, though I cleaned it up a bit. Will dig for the concerts this weekend.
― Lawanda Pageboy (Capitaine Jay Vee), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 13:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
https://soundcloud.com/nev-dorrington^^ contains blunt splices dubbed from the VHS tapes, to remove the narrator's occasional interjections about the spinal surgery closeups onscreen
― Milton Parker, Tuesday, 3 December 2013 01:24 (4 days ago) Permalink
furiously downloading every track
― erry red flag (f. hazel), Tuesday, 3 December 2013 02:13 (4 days ago) Permalink
cases 22-27 are nice and blade runnery
― erry red flag (f. hazel), Tuesday, 3 December 2013 02:49 (4 days ago) Permalink
THIS IS RUINING MY LIFE
― emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 3 December 2013 03:52 (4 days ago) Permalink
Anonymous said...!!!DAMN!!! THIS ISN'T HAPPENING.... 4 YEARS AGO I WAS IN DR. TEGOS' HOUSE FOR A CATERING EVENT (I WAS ONE OF THE WAITERS). I HEARD HIM SAYING THAT ONE OF HIS FRIENDS CALLED VANGELIS (A VERY COMMON NAME IN GREECE LIKE "BOB" IN U.S.) IS NOT GOING TO COME BECAUSE SOMETHING HAD HAPPENED TO HIM. I J U S T "CONNECTED THE DOTS" AND FREAKING REALISED HE WAS REFERRING TO THE V A N G E L I S !!!! I WAS SO CLOSE TO MEETING HIM!!!!!!!! F U C K !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OCTOBER 9, 2012 AT 12:27 AM
― spacemindy, Tuesday, 3 December 2013 04:03 (4 days ago) Permalink
^^^ilm version of party down
― spacemindy, Tuesday, 3 December 2013 04:12 (4 days ago) Permalink
omg that surgery video
― polyphonic, Tuesday, 3 December 2013 04:22 (4 days ago) Permalink
I hope someone dubs over the surgery descriptions with dialog from the Blade Runner voiceover.
― erry red flag (f. hazel), Tuesday, 3 December 2013 04:53 (4 days ago) Permalink
chariots of fire are the same tune as on top of old smokywho old smoky?
― massaman gai, Tuesday, 3 December 2013 13:58 (4 days ago) Permalink
So the soundcloud links total about three hours' worth of music... I wonder if the other nine hours are anywhere online? Because this stuff is awesome.
― erry red flag (f. hazel), Thursday, 5 December 2013 00:31 (2 days ago) Permalink
I could easily imagine there being dialogue or narration over 75% of this. The original masters are just begging for an online release (this is how you do it these days: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/nasa-voyager-space-sounds/id336195159)
but yeah it's the good vangelis. he seldom lets himself go longform cosmic, side 2 of l'apocalypse, beauborg, invisible connections, but when the unmoving camera's tightly focused on an opened spine for hours, you've got the license for some deep musical thinking
nice to hear something good from the late period, most of the time now he's just on this sound (still technically amazing): http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2013/12/04/vangelis-and-the-journey-to-ithaka-documentary-now-available/
― Milton Parker, Thursday, 5 December 2013 00:53 (2 days ago) Permalink
Well, the linked video up above on Youtube has pretty sparse narration... but at this point the rough edits where the narration has been chopped out just sound like part of it. Case 04 has a kind of Soil Festivities/Aphex Twin thing going on, and it is fabulous, while Case 08 is along the lines of the quieter parts of the City. As you say, it's good Vangelis... it sounds very 80s Vangelis for something (supposedly) from 1998, too.
That reminds me, I need to find a copy of Invisible Connections... I bought it ages ago but the the CD was corrupted and wouldn't play.
― erry red flag (f. hazel), Friday, 6 December 2013 05:20 (Yesterday) Permalink